More than three hours of deliberations on Wednesday was not enough for a jury to come to a verdict in the trial over the 2014 workplace death of Bradken Resources employee Peter Watson.
The jury of eight men and four women will come back to Wangaratta County Court on Thursday morning to continue discussing if the Wodonga company should be found guilty of failing to provide a safe workplace.
After eight days of evidence and submissions, the jury started considering their verdict at 12.40pm, but were sent home at 4pm.
Mr Watson died on the night of July 22, 2014 when a hot 300-kilogram metal casting fell from the bucket of a skid steer loader back onto him as was operating the machine, causing it to set on fire.
Prosecutors have argued the skid steer loader was unsafe for the task, but Bradken has pleaded not guilty to the offence, saying it could not have foreseen what happened.
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